Weight Loss Plan for Depression

Depression and obesity often go hand in hand, creating a complex interplay where one can exacerbate the other. Individuals struggling with depression may find themselves gaining weight, while those who are overweight or obese are more prone to feelings of depression.

Why Depression and Obesity Coexist?

The coexistence of depression and obesity can be attributed to various factors, including:

  • Similar Genetics: Shared genetic predispositions may contribute to both conditions.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Alterations in hormone regulation can influence mood and weight.
  • Immune-Inflammatory Activation: Inflammation within the body can affect both mental and physical health.
  • Altered Brain Circuits: Changes in brain function and mood responses play a role.
  • Metabolic Changes: Obesity and depression can impact glucose metabolism and blood flow in the brain.

Consequences of Untreated Obesity in Depression

Left untreated, obesity in individuals with depression can lead to a cascade of health issues, including:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Reduced mobility
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Psychological challenges like low self-esteem and diminished confidence, which can hinder social interaction and physical activity.

Challenges in Weight Management for People with Depression

Factors like altered metabolism and medication side effects make weight loss particularly challenging for those with depression. Many have attempted various diets without sustainable success.

How We Can Help

Our “Weight Loss Plan for People with Depression” program offers comprehensive support tailored to your unique needs:

  • Psychiatric Assessment: You’ll be evaluated by a psychiatrist to understand the nuances of your condition.
  • Specialist Weight Management Team: Our team, comprising a consultant endocrinologist, dietitians, and cognitive behavioural therapists, will guide you through your weight loss journey.
  • Innovative Treatments: We may consider treatments like repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), approved by NICE, to address depression if suitable.
  • Management of Weight-Related Medical Conditions: While focusing on weight loss, we’ll also address any concurrent medical issues you may face.

Ready to Take the First Step?

If you’re interested in learning more about our “Weight Loss Plan for People with Depression” program, reach out to us via email at [email protected]. We’re here to support you on your journey to improved mental and physical well-being.

Your path to wellness starts with a conversation. Let’s embark on this journey together.

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The London Obesity Clinic/The Yorkshire Obesity Clinic specialises in Weight Loss, Complex Diabetes and Endocrine disorders across the UK with clinics at Harley Street in London, Claremont in Sheffield and Nuffield in Leeds. We offer face to face and virtual consultations with our specialist clinical lead, Dr Rajeswaran, who has 25+ years experience in the field. We also offer screenings for prescription medications such as Wegovy & Mounjaro (coming soon), bespoke weight management plans and  a unique online weight loss plan for wellness and weight management. We support people with Obesity related medical conditions including Type 2 Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Infertility, Erectile Dysfunction, and Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, PCOS, Hirsutism, Adrenal Dysfunction, Menopause, Pituitary problems and Sexual Dysfunction. Get in touch to transform your life!

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